What is Love? and other questions…

To kick off the night, to get you talking to each other, to provoke inspiration for the main discussions we are beginning with an innovative icebreaker-Speed Debating.

We need around 10 questions, one for each table. We want these questions to come from you. Either comment here on the blog or email us at jointhemutiny@gmail.com with suggestions.

Please try to keep them clean! Lovely-thanks 😉

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11 responses to “What is Love? and other questions…

  1. The family: heart in a heartless world?
    Is a world without sexual violence possible?
    Could you ever love a Tory?

  2. Benjamin Craggs Esquire

    Fun little interview with Derrida on ‘What is Love’ – stick with it – he does have some interesting things to say!

  3. Benjamin Craggs

    I would like to propose the question:

    Can love ever be understood as altruistic or does it exist as part of a broader economy of exchange?

  4. gary duncan

    Love seems to alter, like everything else, with changing circumstances. Isn’t it true to say that love is not fixed but fluid and an ever-changing product of complex variables?

  5. Ben Craggs

    Where does Love lie? ‘The eye of the beholder’, the ‘mind’ of the ‘individual’, the ‘grasp’ of ‘the State’?

  6. Ben Craggs

    @Duncan – I like that observation. Perhaps Love can be understood as an affective, ethical response to ones environment, that includes bother other humans, other living non-humans, but also the non-living, physical environment and the ‘things’ the human creates. I agree that Love is irreducible as a ‘thing’ or a ‘feeling’.

  7. I think it would be cool to challenge the concept of Love as it is in the 21st century. My grandma always say that we are in a zapping generation and that we do not really even try, we get bored and we go onto something else. She also says that we believe to be tolerant but we do not know what it is. I just think it is funny to see how times and concepts change.

    Do we have the same expectations of love than our predecessors? Should we go back to the real roots of love or should we go with our times?

    As another example, we are so much more mixed than the previous generations. Is love an universal concept or does it vary among countries and cultures?

    Similarly, the new ways of communication affecting love. Does new communication types are affecting love life in a good way or bad way ? (dating sites, facebook, etc) Hey Hey I don t speak with experience on this one :))))

    Hey I could have written an all essay LOL. I don t know if it helps but here are some questions that could be raised.

    Now if you wanna know what I am looking for : A LOT OF ART, FUN and a CLEVER challenge on love. I might be asking a bit too much 😛 I like the all kind of debate, movies, poetry, art mix, it s so cool, so really looking forward to it.

    I don t know I think it would be cool to challenge the concept of Love as it is in the 21st century. My grandma always say that we are in a zapping generation and that we do not really even try, we get bored and we go onto something else. She also says that we believe to be tolerant but we do not know what it is. I just think it is funny to see how times and concepts change.

    Do we have the same expectations of love than our predecessors? Should we go back to the real roots of love or should we go with our times?

    As another example, we are so much more mixed than the previous generations. Is love an universal concept or does it vary among countries and cultures?

    Similarly, the new ways of communication affecting love. Does new communication types are affecting love life in a good way or bad way ? (dating sites, facebook, etc)

    Hey I could have written an all essay LOL.

    Now if you wanna know what I am looking for : A LOT OF ART, FUN and a CLEVER challenge on love. I might be asking a bit too much 😛 I like the all kind of debate, movies, poetry, art mix, it s so cool, so really looking forward to it.

  8. Ben Craggs

    Abusive relationships seem to survive on the basis that ‘we still love each other’. Revolutionary politics in the UK is a collective abusive relationship. We stick with Maxism-Leninism parties despite the fact they abuse and bully us – we’re still convinved that Lenin loves us. Maybe it’s time to flip out and stick a kitchen knife in his heart and figure out what love really is – Discuss.

  9. Ben C

    What would a non-humanist or non-anthropocentric look at love tell us? Without getting too involved in the beastiality question (I am from Somerset so forgive me) how is it possible some of us love animals more than people? Why do ducks mate for life? When bullucks mount each other, are they exploring their sexuality?

  10. Ben Craggs

    Heathcliffe. Would you go there?

  11. Ben Craggs

    Would a life without Love not actually be better!?

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